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Strike the Blood


Alternative Titles

English: Strike the Blood
Synonyms: SutoBura
Japanese: ストライク・ザ・ブラッド

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2013 to Mar 28, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Fridays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Silver Link., Connect
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.441 (scored by 116,703 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #18012
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #165
Members: 229,749
Favorites: 1,448
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Ranked #1801Popularity #165Members 229,749
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Episodes: /24

Synopsis

Kojou Akatsuki's days as an ordinary high school student in the Demon District of Itogami Island come to an abrupt end after a fateful encounter leaves him with the remarkable abilities of a vampire.

It isn't long before he is thrust into the center of attention when it is discovered that he is the fourth primogenitor, an immensely powerful vampire whom most consider to be merely a legend. Fearing Kojou's destructive potential, the Lion King Organization sends in an apprentice sword-shaman, Yukina Himeragi, to monitor, and should he become a threat, kill the boy deemed the world's most powerful vampire. Forced together by circumstance, the two form an unlikely alliance as Kojou comes to terms with his abilities and they both struggle to protect the city from various emerging chaotic forces.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Strike the Blood adapts volumes 1 through 6 of the original light novel series. The series was banned in China due to its violent content and plot filled with crimes against "public morality."

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Characters & Voice Actors

Himeragi, Yukina
Himeragi, Yukina
Main
Taneda, Risa
Japanese
Taneda, Risa
Akatsuki, Kojou
Akatsuki, Kojou
Main
Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Japanese
Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Tamura, Mutsumi
Japanese
Tamura, Mutsumi
Kirasaka, Sayaka
Kirasaka, Sayaka
Supporting
Hayama, Ikumi
Japanese
Hayama, Ikumi
Aiba, Asagi
Aiba, Asagi
Supporting
Seto, Asami
Japanese
Seto, Asami

Staff

Yamamoto, Hideyo
Yamamoto, Hideyo
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Yokotani, Masahiro
Yokotani, Masahiro
Script
Kamakura, Yumi
Kamakura, Yumi
Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Strike the Blood (ストライク・ザ・ブラッド)" by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets (eps 2-7, 9-13)
#2: "Fight 4 Real" by ALTIMA (eps 14-24)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Strike the Blood (ストライク・ザ・ブラッド)" by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets (ep 1)
#2: "Strike my soul" by Yuka Iguchi (eps 2-13)
#3: "signal" by Kanon Wakeshima (eps 14-24)




More reviewsReviews

afterwards
May 7, 2014
The tags "Action, Ecchi, Fantasy, School, Shounen, Vampire, Supernatural" actually summarize the show pretty well, with the exception of "school" perhaps. If you want to watch a normal guy who stumbles upon ridiculous powers and then proceeds to save the world and get a lot of female attention; then here you go.

One of the things to appreciate here is that what you see is what you get. It's a straightforward anime you can get some escapism/ good sequences out of (be them of the girls or of the action). I also think that the first few episodes are quite representative of the series as read more
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Stark700
Mar 28, 2014
It’s not hard to figure out what Strike the Blood might be about at first even if you’re coming into the show completely fresh. The key words are ‘blood’ and ‘strike’ where the latter is when our main male protagonist Akatsuki Kojo does his mojo to satisfy his blood lust. There’s hardly anything too original related this series. After all, we get the typical mysterious guy meets young girl in a city on an ordinary day. Then, a not-so-normal event happens and the duo gets caught in events they didn’t think could get both involved. But if we add everything together, Strike the Blood comes read more
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Sorainnosia
Dec 10, 2014
Based off the light novel was written by Gakuto Mikumo,
The story tells us a boy named Akatsuki Kojou, that turns out to be The Fourth Progenitor, the world's strongest vampires in the world. He was followed by a girl named Yukina Himeragi, who came from the Lion King organization to observe the Fourth Progenitor.

I found out the two lines above really offers me a unique set-up of an anime, and the genres "Action+Ecchi" really offers us a combination of a real action and a desirable fan service. But not the story.The plot is divided into several simplistic arcs, that actually works with the read more
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MachinaEm
Jul 3, 2014
My expectations for Strike the Blood were simple: I wanted lots of action with some romance thrown in. Instead, I feel like I got the opposite. Overall, I was disappointed in some areas and pleasantly surprised in others. Though I don't regret watching it, I wish the show had only 12 episodes instead of 24.

Story: 6

To put it simply, the story for this show is mediocre. It isn't outstanding, but nor is it bad. It simply fulfills its duty to carry along the main premise of the show, which focuses more on the relationships between characters (primarily, of course, between the leading hero Koujo and read more
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